Syntax: site <argument>

FTP Command Index

The SITEcommand allows you to send a recognized SITEcommand to the server.

To find out what SITEcommands are understood by the current FTP server, try entering this command at the FTP command line:

QUOTE help site

If the server supports the QUOTE command, it may respond with a list the SITE commands that are understood by the server. The server response displays in the command window.


Specifies any SITE command that the FTP server understands.


The following command requests the idle timeout setting for the server:

SITE idle

The server response shows in the command window. For example:

200 Current IDLE time limit is 900 seconds; max 7200

This command sets the IDLE timeout to 1800 seconds:

SITE idle 1800